Ambition Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Ambition

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The aim of literary ambition is to demonstrate one's greatness of soul.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
~By John Webster ~


Ambition, if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others.
~By Susan Sontag ~


Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
~By Salvador Dali ~


Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition to love.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


I have no ambition to surprise my reader. Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


My own ambition in the ring had always been skillful boxing, speed and defense - on the order of Mike Gibbons.
~By Gene Tunney ~


The movies that are made more thoughtfully or made or with more ambition often get just get drowned out by the noise.
~By Roger Ebert ~


I think when people talk about ambition and talking to him, it might have seemed that he wasn't ambitious.
~By Alan Hansen ~


The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of "eternity"; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book - what everyone else does not say in a book.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all.
~By Bob Marley ~


It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me.
~By Franz Liszt ~


At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art.
~By Brian Eno ~


So they've actually - it's not that her character is a singer, but she had ambition to do that at an earlier time in her life. So I've actually sung two or three times now on the show.
~By Katey Sagal ~


Ambition can be a disease, and it feeds on itself.
~By Rebecca Miller ~


The press regularly proclaims my ambitions and my financial demands.
~By Placido Domingo ~


The architecture profession has lost a lot of its integrity, especially in the USA. The general architect here has no scruples, no ambitions.
~By Helmut Jahn ~


It's okay to have personal ambitions, but you have to take someone with you.
~By Roger Staubach ~


My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don't always come.
~By Ravi Shankar ~


My ambition was to stop waiting tables. That was how I measured success: finally, I was able to stop waiting tables, and I was able to pay the rent, and that was by being a stand-up comic. Not a very good stand-up comic, but good enough to make a living.
~By Graham Norton ~


America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.
~By George W. Bush ~


Whatever success I may have attained is due to the fact that since I was old enough to work at all, my ambition has never deserted me.
~By Anna Held ~


Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
~By Helen Keller ~


I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry, the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.
~By Oliver Reed ~


Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.
~By Horace Walpole ~


The left and the right live in parallel universes. The right listens to talk radio, the left's on the Internet and they just reinforce one another. They have no sense of reality. I have now one ambition: to retire before it becomes essential to tweet.
~By Barney Frank ~


If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
~By Vincent Van Gogh ~


My ambition when I started out was to play two or three gigs a week. And that's what I'm doing.
~By Van Morrison ~


I have a few personal ambitions for the band.
~By John Deacon ~


I had found myself a new mission - and once more my recurring dilemma between corporate commercial needs and personal scientific ambitions was solved unexpectedly.
~By James W. Black ~


Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
~By Carl Sagan ~


It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.
~By Bono ~


Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


For those with ambition, reality is more of a creation than an unalterable certainty.
~By Lori Guinn ~


Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
~By Barack Obama ~


Behold, I am become a reproach to thy holy name, by serving any ambition and the sins of others; which though I did by the persuasion of other men, yet my own conscience did cheek and upbraid me in it.
~By William Laud ~


This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the democratic system itself, and it can only be controlled, if at all, by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle.
~By James L. Buckley ~


There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.
~By Henry Van Dyke ~


There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different.
~By Alfred P. Sloan ~


Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
~By Timothy Leary ~


A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
~By Pearl Bailey ~


When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.
~By Jim Henson ~


Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money.
~By Juliette Binoche ~


My one ambition was to go to Broadway, and I never gave up on that dream.
~By David Hasselhoff ~


Before we got married, I had tremendous ambition. Once we got married and I started having children, then I just thought that that was my real life. Steve was definitely more ambitious than I.
~By Eydie Gorme ~


There's no secret about my ambition, I do not want to go into the House of Commons. My only real political interest is in London and if one day I'm in a position to run for mayor, then terrific.
~By Trevor Phillips ~


Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


In a couple, sometimes, one or both people have to give up their personal life, dreams and ambitions for the good of the family.
~By Monica Bellucci ~


I instantly chucked my academic ambitions and began writing fiction full-time.
~By Peter Straub ~


I have ambitions to do a Broadway record one of these days and get in the studio with like, a real orchestra. I'm a big musical theatre geek.
~By Mandy Moore ~


In the future, when we get serious about executing things correctly, this thing will be very easy to do. If we find out that this technique does not work, I don't intend to step on dead bodies to achieve something because I don't have that kind of ambition. My ambition is to help people.
~By Panayiotis Zavos ~


Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
~By Angela Carter ~


Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement.
~By Anna Garlin Spencer ~


I think we still believe that ambition is for boys.
~By Jeanette Winterson ~


Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions.
~By Sai Baba ~


Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
~By Sallust ~


I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.
~By Eden Phillpotts ~


In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
~By James F. Cooper ~


Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.
~By Hosea Ballou ~


Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


My ambition is to go back to Spurs and Rangers in some capacity and give something back that they gave to me.
~By Graham Roberts ~


Big results require big ambitions.
~By Heraclitus ~


It was under a solemn consciousness of the dangers from ecclesiastical ambition, the bigotry of spiritual pride, and the intolerance of sects... that is was deemed advisable to exclude from the national government all power to act upon the subject.
~By Joseph Story ~


The U.S. along with China, Japan, South Korea and Russia has an important role to play in containing North Korea's nuclear ambitions and exerting all the influence we can possibly exert.
~By Zach Wamp ~


Where there are large powers with little ambition, nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
~By Henry Taylor ~


As the country now turns a new leaf, our ambition is to give hope to each and every Afghan.
~By Hamid Karzai ~


Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
~By William Shakespeare ~


As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman.
~By Lynn Davies ~


All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.
~By Cesare Pavese ~


The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.
~By Derek Jarman ~


All my ambition is, I own, to profit and to please unknown; like streams supplied from springs below, which scatter blessings as they go.
~By Charles Cotton ~


God like Us suffers the ambition to make a destiny more extraordinary than was conceived for Him, yes God is like Me, only more so.
~By Norman Mailer ~


One of the things I realized early in my career is that you do what you believe, in knowing that if you don't, you will never like yourself. When you compromise out of fear or ambition, it eats inside you.
~By Samuel Dash ~


I am still full of ambition.
~By Jan Timman ~


I used to think I had ambition... but now I'm not so sure. It may have been only discontent. They're easily confused.
~By Rachel Field ~


Do you have any ambitions outside racing? My main ambition at the moment, whether inside or outside racing, is to become Formula 1 World Champion.
~By Kimi Raikkonen ~


Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.
~By Robert Jackson ~


Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
~By Lao Tzu ~


I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition.
~By Ella Maillart ~


Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and activity of it.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Mel is nuts. He puts on a suit and a tie and acts like a normal person so people think he's okay. He's definitely out in left field. He's got the ambition of a boy.
~By Dom DeLuise ~


In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


What likelihood is there of corrupting a man who has no ambition?
~By Samuel Richardson ~


A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune.
~By Wilson Mizner ~


I wasn't really interested in doing television. I don't have that much ambition. My agent, Eileen Feldman, has all the ambition for me.
~By Meg Tilly ~


Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


If you tell people your ambitions, they usually laugh at you. When I told my girlfriends when I was 12 that I was going to Hollywood, they all laughed. And here I am!
~By Helen Reddy ~


Individual ambition is undoubtedly a strong motive in student work, but there is such a thing among students everywhere as ambition for others, call it class spirit, esprit de corps, good fellowship, or good will to men.
~By Herbert Baxter Adams ~


My ambitions were already very clearly fixed by the time I was 6 or 7.
~By Joshua Lederberg ~


An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.
~By Michael Korda ~


Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.
~By Bob Dylan ~


My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions.
~By Omar Bongo ~


It's incredible considering the public perception that he was tight fisted and he was more than prudent, and lacked ambition to take Tottenham to where the fans wanted them to be.
~By Alan Hansen ~

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